Women in Horticulture’s Kate Galer sat down with Rev. Carolyn Cavaness on a cold January evening to find out more about her and the Bethel AME Victory Garden. Rev.Cavaness is the pastor at Bethel AME Church in Ardmore, PA. She started the Ardmore Victory Garden program in 2019 in response to food insecurity in the neighborhood and community. Rev. Carolyn wasn’t a gardener or horticulturist when she started this journey, but as a leader and organizer, she has much to share.
Summer Badawi is a Minneapolis-based plantswoman, designer and educator with a particular passion for farming, food, and flowers. She has a degree in European History from University of Minnesota and is a 2011 graduate of Longwood Gardens’ Professional Horticulture Program. Until very recently Summer was running her own flowering farming business, Ladyfern Flowers, and working for Urban Roots, a non-profit based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Last year, Summer made the decision to s
Many people have heard of the Henry Botanic Garden of the Henry Foundation for Botanical Research but few have ever been. On Thursday, July 25th Women in Horticulture was honored to be invited for a tour of this wilderness garden. The Henry Botanic Garden was started by Mary Gibson Henry (1884 –1967), a remarkable botanist, plant hunter, and explorer. Like many women of her time, Mary Henry often doesn't get the recognition she deserves. She was a self taught plant explorer f
The second part of our event recap from our June 30th Professional Show-&-Tell at Ambler Arboretum at Temple University! Here we follow up with our last three speakers of the day. Enjoy! Speaker #4 Partnerships are crucial for the success of Women in Horticulture. Fran Lawn and his colleague, Alanna Wittet, of the Sustainable Business Network were great partners to have for this event! They reached out to Women in Horticulture a few months ago, and met with me over coffee to
WinH: What is your current role in horticulture? BSt: I manage the Goodstay Gardens, owned by the University of Delaware and supported by the Friends of Goodstay Gardens, and also design, build and collaborate on the care of private gardens. Most of my work is with either volunteers (in the case of public sites like Goodstay, churches and synagogues, or neighborhood spaces) or with people who are caring for their own gardens. I really like working with people who love plants